Show Me The Money: Examining Institutional-Based Financial Aid for Baccalaureate Degree–Seeking Students at Rural Community Colleges
In light of the increasing number of rural community colleges offering their own baccalaureate programs, the goal of this paper was to examine if and to what extent rural baccalaureate degree-granting community colleges have institutionalized financial aid programs/resources for baccalaureate degree-seeking students. Findings reveal that while some colleges have made concerted efforts to reduce financial barriers for their students by developing institutional scholarships, others have not. Taken together, this study contributes to the limited literature on both the community college baccalaureate and college access for rural community college students. We hope this initial work will help set the stage for a more in-depth study surrounding baccalaureate degree-granting community colleges and financial aid.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice
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